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W.D. Clayton, M. Vorontsova, K.T. Harman & H. Williamson

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Phyllostachys varioauriculata

HABIT Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 350 cm long; 11–20 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes semiterete; hollow; distally mealy and pilose. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement two; with 1 branch dominant. Culm-sheaths chartaceous; purple and brown; obscurely mottled with last colour; hispid; auriculate; glabrous on shoulders. Culm-sheath ligule purple; ciliate. Culm-sheath blade linear, or triangular; erect. Leaves cauline; 2 per branch. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose; deciduous. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 5–11 cm long; 9–11 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 10–12 secondary veins. Leaf-blade margins scaberulous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.

INFLORESCENCE Flowering specimens unknown.

DISTRIBUTION Asia-temperate: China.

NOTES Arundinarieae. Li & Wu 2002.

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